Volkan Muslu


Ph.D. in Accounting and Control, MIT Sloan School of Management, 2005.

Research interests

Financial intermediaries, corporate governance, corporate disclosures.



Corporate Social Responsibility Report Narratives and Analyst Forecast Accuracy, with S. Mutlu, S. Radhakrishnan, and A. Tsang.  SSRN link

Journal of Business Ethics, Accepted.

Analyst Tipping: Additional Evidence, with S. Markov and M. Subasi.

Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, Accepted.  Journal link

Credit rating agency and equity analysts' adjustments to GAAP earnings, with G. Batta.

Contemporary Accounting Research, Accepted.  SSRN link

Forward-looking MD&A disclosures and the information environment, with S. Radhakrishnan, K.R. Subramanyam & D. Lim.
Management Science 61 (2015), 931-948.  Journal link

Sell-side analyst research and stock comovement, with M. Rebello & Y. Xu.
Journal of Accounting Research 52 (2014), 911-954.  Journal link

Analysts' momentum recommendations, with Y. Xue.
Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting 40 (2013), 438-469.  Journal link

Textual risk disclosures and investors' risk perceptions, with T. Kravet.
Review of Accounting Studies 18 (2013), 1088-1122.  Journal link

Shareholder activism and CEO pay, with Y. Ertimur & F. Ferri.
Review of Financial Studies 24 (2011), 535-592.  Journal link

Why are recommendations optimistic? Evidence from analysts' coverage initiations, with Y. Ertimur & F. Zhang.
Review of Accounting Studies 16 (2011), 679-718.  Journal link

Book review: 'The timing of income recognition in tax law and the time value of money'.
European Accounting Review 20 (2011), 594-597.  Journal link

Market demand for conservative analysts, with A. Hugon.
Journal of Accounting and Economics 50 (2010), 42-57.  Journal link

Executive directors, pay disclosures and incentive compensation in large European companies.
Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance 25 (2010), 569-605.  Journal link 


Working papers

Benefits of Public Reporting: Evidence from IPOs Backed by Listed Private Equity Firms, with S. Goktan.

Invited for resubmission at Journal of Corporate Finance  SSRN link

Slack and Crash Risk, with T. Goodman and H. Park.

Oil Prices, Earnings, and Stock Returns, with S. Crawford, G. Markarian, and R. Price.

Ex post estimation error in CEO option grants, with M. Anderson.  SSRN link


Contact Information

C.T. Bauer College of Business

Dept. of Accountancy & Taxation

4750 Calhoun Road

Suite 370

Houston, TX 77204 - 6021

(713) 743-4924



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